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NBC
Nov 30, 2012 7:00am PST
. >>> to washington for the battle to avoid the fiscal cliff heating up. president obama hitting the road in moments to pressure lawmakers to strike a deal. kristen welker is at the white house this morning. good morning. >> reporter: president obama travels to hatfield, pennsylvania, where he will turn up pressure with republicans to increase taxes on wealthier americans, after a show of bipartisanship. the president inviting mitt romney to the white house on thursday. with washington deadlocked, president obama reached out to his former rival, inviting mitt romney to lunch at the white house, aiming to put past differences to rest. >> i think that he's very interested in some of governor romney's ideas. >> reporter: romney arrived shortly after noon thursday. white house officials revealed few details about the lunch, saying only they ate white turkey chili, and the meeting lasted more than an hour, with governor romney congratulating the president on re-election. in the sole picture released by the white house, you can see the dining room where the men ate and boxing gloves. aides joked there wer
NBC
Nov 29, 2012 7:00am PST
. >> reporter: meanwhile with the so-called fiscal cliff looming, president obama sends his chief negotiator, tim geithner, to capitol hill today for individual meetings with each member of the congressional leadership, including speaker boehner. wednesday, mr. obama brought back a campaign atmosphere, surrounding himself with what he called average middle class families to ramp-up pressure on republicans. >> if congress does nothing, every family in america will see their taxes automatically go up at the beginning of next year. >> reporter: the president wants congress to extend the bush tax rates for those making less than $250,000, but let taxes go up for everyone else. he's taking that message on the road friday to pennsylvania. not to be outdone on the pr front, house republicans hosted a group of nervous business leaders who have signed on to a campaign called "fix the debt" who want spending cuts to supplement the tax hikes. >> we put revenue on the table as long as it's accompanied by serious spending cuts to avert this crisis. >> reporter: and as the president gets set to change up
NBC
Nov 30, 2012 5:00am PST
. >>> closer to home, optimism over avoiding that looming fiscal cliff dwindling on capitol hill as lawmakers say they have made no real progress in two weeks. now president obama taking his pitch out on the road talking directly to americans about tax increases and about spending cuts. later on this afternoon, he'll walk the assembly line of this manufacturing company just outside of philadelphia. its main product, k'nex. the toys there. the president says the middle class will not be able to support companies like this one without a deal to avoid that fiscal cliff. >> demand is going to go away because all of a sudden you're going to have two, three, $4,000 a year coming out of people's paychecks. >> just yesterday house speaker john boehner calling the massive tax increases and spending cuts scheduled for january 1st a real possibility, but many washington insiders say yes, a deal is still doable. keep hope alive. >> keep hope alive for a break in the rain this morning. it is coming down out there and flash flood warnings in effect. >> yeah, that's nothing to mess with. driving conditions
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